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  1. I want to be able to click on an "+" and expand article on the same page. Not pop up or new page.

    I want to be able to click on an "+" on the right and expand article on the same page. Not have a pop up on the same page or open a new page.

    Its like the "group" functionality in Excel.. (...and don't kill this idea because of reference of a Microsoft product!)

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    • 13 votes
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      • Font selection and custom font sizes

        Add an option dialog (or some other method of input) for font and font size selection. This option is mostly just for accessibility as it can irritable to strain your eyes all day.

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        • Chrome/Firefox extension for unread items

          It would be great a Chrome/Firefox extension to know the number of unread items and click to open the page (or, like the actual gReader extension, a little manager from the extension itself, like the button "mark all as read").

          thx

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          • Change to two column view

            There is a lot of news to go through. Can you add a 2 column block visual view?

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            • Search capability for past feed items

              One feature I enjoy about Google Reader is the ability to search past feed items from a long time ago, such that they might not still be in the actual rss feed. This makes it easy to share an article with a friend if it comes up in conversation a month later, or if I remember seeing a past article but can't remember where I saw it.

              10 votes
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              • Create an Android app!

                Hi! Now is the right time to develop new features for Goodnoows. I would like an Android app (with a widget). :)

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                • add statistics on read articles.

                  It'll be awesome to be able to track your personal reading statistics.
                  Which sources do I read the most and from which categories? How do these values change over time?....this kind of stuff.
                  Would be appreciated!

                  7 votes
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                  • Chrome Desktop App

                    I would be glad to see good noows as a chrome (desktop) app. An example is "The Economist" App, which you can find here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/collection/for_your_desktop?hl=en-US&utm_source=chrome-ntp-launcher

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                    • Reduce clutter and increase snappiness

                      First of all, goodnoows is terriffic, however...
                      I have noticed that the site is currently getting more and more cluttered with features and buttons.

                      Please keep the interface as simple as possible, REALLY SIMPLE!

                      I only want to see the features, that I use everyday on the dashboard. In my opinion everything else can be hidden in the settings.

                      Examples:
                      - I do not change the font size everyday, shove it into the settings
                      - Adding feeds could be subsumed under one button ("+"), that then opens a menu like the filter for sources menu
                      - I also do not…

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                        Started reducing the number of icons on the toolbar and migrating them into the new Settings dialog. Will do more of this as we move towards a more touch screen friendly UI over time.

                        Also, settings dialogs much more snappy now.

                      • Save for later improvement

                        I would like to have some "Save for later" in this same site, like a paste or topic where you could save the news in goodnoows, so I wouldn't need to create a new account in another site.

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                          1 comment  ·  Admin →
                        • Add additional filter capabilities

                          I have been using iCurrent as a news aggragator. You can enter specific sources and/or topics or a combination of them to filter content that you want. Can you add a feature that will filter a site based on specific topics? If I want to read Business Week, but only articles on Social Media, a filter would only give me those articles.

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                            1 comment  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for your message. Apologies for the delayed answer.

                            Great idea. Something similar is actually planned but I am afraid I wont be able to release such features soon. For now if Businessweek doesn’t offer a separate feed for Social Media, you can only follow their whole technology section, maybe in a separate topic, and filter your stream utilizing the search filter on the top right side of Good Noows. There you can also create tags. Another way would be to create a Google Alert for businessweek.com for the keyword Social Media and add the Google Alert feed to your Good Noows stream ( see http://alerts.google.com). Sorry, only workarounds, I know.

                          • 7 votes
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                            • What about a Desktop Applicaton?

                              Actually, instead of Web App or something like that, could be cool have a good desktop application...

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                              • Könnte man die Feed-Quellen von Freunden/ anderen Nutzern einsehen?

                                (z.B. mittels der E-Mail-Adresse die der jew. Benutzer Freunden/Bekannten weitergibt oder seine Liste veröffentlicht/ man danach (od. nach Interessen) suchen kann?

                                6 votes
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                                  Danke, das ist ein geplantes Feature. Nutzer werden ihre persönliche Zeitung, also ihre individuelle Zusammenstellung von Feeds, veröffentlichen können. Außerdem werden Nutzer Profile haben, die es anderen Nutzern dann ermöglichen, sie zu finden und einzuschätzen, ob ihnen deren Feed-Auswahl gefallen könnte.

                                • Having some notifications

                                  Using tweedeck too, their notification system is really cool.
                                  To give the possibility to goodnoows user to manage their notifications for each topic would be awesome because currently if we wanna see what's new, we must go on GoodNoows.
                                  We don't necessarily have the time to check. Notification would be desactivated.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • I'd like to have the read more button at the bottom and the top of the box that pops up so I don't always have to scr

                                    in the box that pops up to read the news item, the read more button is always at the bottom and I always have to scroll even if I know I'm going to be going to the link no matter what. Maybe have the read more link even before the box as an option (like where the share button is)

                                    6 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                      More votes for this?

                                      Please note that if you always want to read the article in a new window you may completely disable the in-app reading dialog. A click on an article then takes you directly to the publisher’s website. You configure set this in the Settings menu.

                                    • Add tagging to feeds and stories

                                      It would be great if you could add personal tags to feeds and stories, all the more for untagged feeds.

                                      Thanks

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                                      • 5 votes
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                                          Interesting. More supporters?

                                          (Of course you could distribute your sources into different topics to have completely separate streams but I know this is not what you are asking)

                                        • Auto-resize preview boxes when increasing the font

                                          Using the Front Page layout, the preview boxes do not resize to account for the increased font size when using the font +/- buttons next to the filter source button. Thus, the text is always truncated at the bottom of the preview boxes. Using Control+Mousewheel is a workaround but then the pop-up window and everything is huge in the browser. So I'm constantly adjusting font sizes. Help! Running XP+Chrome. Thanks in advance!

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